Posted: Sun, March 03, 2013 | By: Giovanni Santostasi
One of the deleterious effects of believing in a religion is in the idea that through this belief one would be assured some form of afterlife. This is a very damaging idea because it is an illusion, a fantasy, a false hope.
In the past religion offered people the soothing… Continue Reading
Posted: Sat, March 02, 2013 | By: Extropia DaSilva
(This article is based on a lecture I gave for Future Day. I have made some changes based on feedback I got during that lecture).
DOES TECHNOLOGY EVOLVE?
Technology: is it correct to say technology evolves? Sometimes, when I have referred to technological evolution during Thinkers discussions and elsewhere, other… Continue Reading
Posted: Fri, March 01, 2013 | By: David Wood
I shouldn’t have been surprised at the controversy that arose.
The cause was an hour-long lecture with 55 slides, ranging far and wide over a range of disruptive near-future scenarios, covering both upside and downside. The basic format of the lecture was: first the good news, and then the bad… Continue Reading
Posted: Fri, March 01, 2013 | By: Lincoln Cannon
(This Article Originally Appeared on Lincoln Cannon’s Blog HERE)
If mind is consciousness then it may not make sense to talk of mind being replaced by an electro-mechanical computer. It seems it would make more sense to talk of the substrate of consciousness, the brain, as one computational substrate… Continue Reading
Posted: Thu, February 28, 2013 | By: Stephan Kinsella
There is no denying that patent trolls—or “non-practicing entities”, companies that assert patents that do not cover any products they sell—impose large costs on the economy. See “Patent Trolls” Cost Productive Companies $29 Billion in 2011, Stall Innovation, and Hurt Small Businesses and Patent Trolls Cost The Economy Half A Trillion… Continue Reading
Posted: Thu, February 28, 2013 | By: Franco Cortese
This third installment of my 7-part essay describes work on the conceptual development of technological approaches to immortality I worked on throughout 2007, in my continuing effort to denounce, renounce, and thoroughly rebuke death. (The first part of this 7-part essay is HERE, the second installment is Continue Reading
Posted: Thu, February 28, 2013 | By: Pubali R. Chaudhuri
So pervasive is India’s hatred for women that even watching an Indian film can be a painful experience for a feminist. You never know when the misogyny is going to pop up like a slap across your face, so casual, so unthinking, so normal, so everyday.
The routine insults to… Continue Reading
Posted: Thu, February 28, 2013 | By: Special Guest
by Sarah Ogden
Here is something that we all know – humans are social beings. We thrive in community and rely on each other for our very survival. We are inclined to participate in each other’s lives for our own health and happiness.
In order to do this,… Continue Reading
Posted: Wed, February 27, 2013 | By: Maria Konovalenko
Arthur Caplan, renowned bioethicist, presents simply brilliant argumentation that aging is an unnatural process in this paper. It’s a must-read. I’d love to highlight the main thoughts that I find are profoundly important for the whole fighting aging field.
Why do the doctors treat atherosclerosis and cancer, but not… Continue Reading
Posted: Wed, February 27, 2013 | By: Giulio Prisco
Last week the New York Times revealed that the Obama Administration may soon seek billions of dollars from Congress for a Brain Activity Map (BAM) project. The full details of the project are not known and will probably remain unknown until the official announcement, perhaps in March, but some factlets and… Continue Reading
Posted: Wed, February 27, 2013 | By: Special Guest
(this essay is by “eldras” - the developer of the Quantum Archaeology website. https://sites.google.com/site/quantumarchaeology/ “QA” is the science of resurrecting the dead, including their memories, by means of future science and technology. Eldras says “As an idea, QA seems to be gaining traction among those willing… Continue Reading
Posted: Wed, February 27, 2013 | By: Lee-Roy Chetty
Africa is the second most populous continent after Asia. Its current population of nearly 1 billion people is expected to rise to 2.2 billion over the next 40 years. Between 2000 and 2010, GDP grew at 5.6% a year, topping 7% in 2002, 2004 and 2007 respectively.
The global economic… Continue Reading
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